“Atos Origin and Open Text sign Global alliance to offer ECM solutions”

Paris, 7 March 2006

Atos Origin, an international IT services company, and Open Text™ Corporation (Nasdaq: OTEX, TSX: OTC), a leading provider of Enterprise Content Management (ECM) software, have signed a global alliance to jointly offer innovative state-of-the-art ECM solutions. The companies will collaborate on the implementation of joint market offerings, using Open Text's Livelink ECM software, in conjunction with a range of consulting, systems integration, application management and managed operation services from Atos Origin.

Open Text's Livelink ECM software lets users share and archive large volumes of documents, e-mails and other online content quickly and efficiently, as well as manage and track information for compliance.

Damian Hyland, VP Northern Europe, Open Text, stated: “Content is the heart of the global enterprise. Many organizations looking to leverage information and manage compliance through ECM are working with leading integration houses such as Atos Origin. Atos Origin has one of the very few dedicated ECM Practices amongst the key IT services players. For Open Text, the business relationship is a natural extension, enabling us to offer our market leading applications to a far broader market. The fact that Atos Origin is rolling out a 20,000-user Livelink ECM-based solution for itself is an added benefit, as the company is leading by example.”

Hans Jacobs, Global Domain and Alliances Director, Atos Origin, added: “Atos Origin is a firm believer in the value that ECM offers in today's competitive marketplace where having the right information at the right time is crucial to making strategic decisions. Livelink ECM has helped us to optimize time to answer bids, reduce the costs of supporting several applications in multiple countries, and provide worldwide organizations with one single platform to distribute policies, procedures, presentations, and documents. By combining our ECM expertise with Open Text's state-of-the-art solutions, we will continue to offer our clients significant added value for their content management initiatives.”

ECM is one of the key initiatives of Atos Origin and the company has already deployed Livelink ECM with customers worldwide; its revenue in this domain has increased by more than 30% last year. The solution offers an effective tool for international organizations to share the right information, quickly and efficiently. Atos Origin implements ECM software as a full-range service, providing the overall spectrum of services and skills required. The implementation of market leading ECM software from Open Text is embedded in a full delivery model, encompassing:

  • Business consultancy: identifying the business opportunities and benefits in both the business and engineering environments
  • Technical consultancy: how to fit Livelink ECM into the existing or planned IT infrastructure, and how it will interact with both modern and legacy enterprise systems
  • Evaluation and solution selection
  • System development, integration and deployment
  • XML integration and document management tools
  • Ongoing application management and support
  • Application hosting

About Atos Origin
Atos Origin is an international information technology company. Its business is turning client vision into results through the application of consulting, systems integration and managed operations. The company's annual revenues are more than EUR 5 billion and it employs over 46,000 people in 40 countries. Atos Origin is the worldwide Information Technology Partner for the Olympic Games and has a client base of international blue-chip companies across all sectors. Atos Origin is quoted on the Paris Eurolist Market and trades as Atos Origin, Atos Euronext Market Solutions, Atos Worldwide and Atos Consulting.

About Open Text
Open Text™ is a leading independent provider of Enterprise Content Management (ECM) solutions that bring together people, processes and information in global organizations. Today, the company supports 20 million seats across 13,000 deployments in 114 countries and 12 languages worldwide. For more information on Open Text, go to: www.opentext.com.

For further information:


Spreckley Partners
Richard Merrin
+ 44 20 7388 99 88
merrin@spreckley.co.uk
Atos Origin
José de Vries
+ 33 1 55 91 24 53
jose.devries@atosorigin.com